Showing posts with label Romantic suspense. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Romantic suspense. Show all posts

Friday, 1 December 2017

Blog Tour—Darkness Matters—Jay McLean

Today we're celebrating Jay McLean and all her awesomeness with a spotlight on Darkness Matters. Released on June 26th, 2017, this contemporary romance will give you all the feels. 

Read it for FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Fiona Archer - Release Blitz - Tempting Justice

Not only is she a lovely person, but she's talented, too!
Fiona Archer has released the second book in her Sons of Sydney Series, Tempting Justice.
Congratulations Fiona!

Meet Heath Justice and London Shaw as they become embroiled in murder, mystery and a conspiracy that could threaten all that he loves.

Genre: Erotic Romance/Romantic Suspense
Released on April 18, 2017. Grab it now!

Friday, 24 February 2017

Fixation Friday - Featuring Jan Graham

Hi all! Fixation Friday time again, and today we have Jan Graham joining us. She's giving us the inside scoop on life as she knows it. Enjoy!

You write a range of genres including contemporary, BDSM, ménage, romantic suspense and paranormal, which one do you like to write the most?

My favourite genre is romantic suspense, well for now anyway, lol. I like writing a complex story with lots of twists and turns along the way. I tend to combine genre’s so my currently published romantic suspense stories have ménage and BDSM elements to them but neither is the main thrust of the storyline, the suspense is. As for paranormal I do love to create worlds and I have taken down the original paranormal book I had on the market while I refine the series. Hopefully I’ll be back into writing paranormal by next year, of course it will have an element of suspense to it.

You openly admit to being a sub, what is the most common misconception about the lifestyle that you’ve experienced or heard?

I think the biggest misconception is that BDSM is based on abuse, where a Dom can treat a sub any way they like and the sub has no say in it. That’s so far from reality. Everything is negotiated and agreed upon, it’s consensual and either party can walk away at any time. Also, not all BDSM involves being caned or flogged, pain doesn’t have to be part of the dynamic, and in a lot of BDSM relationships it isn’t.

Which one of your characters was the hardest for you to write and why?

The hardest character for me to write was Rhia from Playing Jax. Rhia is an ex nun and a virgin. I went to Catholic school as a kid, so the nun bit didn’t really phase me, but it’s been a loooonnng time since I was a virgin, so figuring out how forward Rhia should be and a few other traits associated with losing your virginity made me think. I ended up turning her into a woman determined to have sex, one who decided if she was embracing a new life outside the church then she needed to go all the way, so to speak, lol.

What’s the worst/ best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

This is the best piece of advice I’ve ever received didn’t really have anything to do with the writing world but it helped me write nonetheless. I had difficulty getting back into writing after my hubby passed away so, one day a friend sat down with me after I’d been complaining how I couldn’t write anymore and didn’t know why, and she asked me a simple question - “Where is Shane in all this?” I didn’t get her at first, but after talking I realised that he’d been with me for the other books I’d written, I bounced ideas off him, let him read what I’d written etc. After he’d gone I removed all sign of him from my life, took down pictures and didn’t mention him, because I didn’t want to deal with the pain. My friend made me get a picture of him out of storage and I sat it on the desk in plain sight. After a few emotional days of staring at him I finally sat down to write and the words started to flow. I finished Switching Mercedes in record time and it remains one of my favourite works. I still have his picture in my work area.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome so far in your writing career?

I think the biggest challenge has been finding a life/writing balance. Working from home, it’s so easy to give into interruptions. I can always find something else to do or somewhere else to go. I had to realise I needed to treat my writing like an everyday job, sit at the computer and work, schedule time off when needed but otherwise just say to family and friends “I can’t today, I’m working”. It’s the only way to get the job done.

What is something that a reader will find in your books that they won’t find in others?
I don’t know that I’m exclusive in this but I think readers will find an accurate portrayal of people in the BDSM lifestyle. They’ll also find a glimpse into the Aussie character. I mean I can’t write an Aussie hero or Dom without making him a bit of a larrikin.

Besides writing and reading, what are your favourite things to do?

I must admit that I have a Netflix addiction, so I do enjoy finding new series or movie to watch in my downtime. I also love going out with friends and just sitting, drinking coffee, and chatting. I do a little bit of jewellery making as well, but I’m not great at it…lol.

Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know.

I hate being outside on really windy days, I find it hard to think and just want to go inside and hide.

If you could travel to anywhere in the world where would it be?

Probably New York. I’d love to go and see as many Broadway shows as possible.

Political rally or rock concert? Which would you choose?

A rock concert. Unless the political rally was something I felt passionate about and needed a groundswell of support.

Thank you for sharing with us today, Jan!

Jan's book, One Night in Sydney, is on sale at Amazon for 99 cents as part of the Tirgearr Publishing 5th birthday celebrations.
Check out the book below and go to Jan's blog post for more info on the birthday party. There are lots of prizes up for grabs.

Abigail Devon is all about business, until the dream of keeping her company alive fails and she finds herself seeking distraction in the arms of a tempting stranger she met on the plane. Kane Matheson is a man like no other, and once Abby gives into her attraction to him, passions spark and a night of erotic pleasure begins.

Kane can’t believe his luck when his flight to Sydney places Abby along his path to a fun filled weekend. She’s his kind of woman—business minded, clever, and with curves in all the right places. When he discovers they have more in common than savvy business expertise and undeniable sexual heat, he’s faced with a daunting choice, and left wondering if pleasure can win out over wise business sense in one of the most beautiful harbour side cities of the world.

Writing a bio that lets readers know who you are is tricky at times because I describe myself in so many ways. Like my books I fall into different genres, all of which depend on my mood and inspiration at the time. I am a writer, submissive, orphan, widow, sister, aunt, friend and sometimes, a wild child.

My writing currently falls under a variety of genres including BDSM, contemporary romance and romantic suspense but who knows where my literary future will lead. That’s going to be the next exciting chapter.

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Warbling Me - Behind the Scenes of Sensing You & GIVEAWAY!


Hi all,

Time for the monthly warble. Don't worry there's no audio file, no need to block your ears. As promised I'm giving you a look behind the scenes of Sensing You.

Friday, 26 February 2016

T.M Frazier - Soulless - Book Review (ARC)

The Blurb—

The finale to Bear and Thia's epic love story.
Well, the synopsis gives nothing away and I don’t want to spoil it either. You have to read these books in order; Lawless then Soulless. Even better if you read King and Tyrant first. While you’re at it, you may as well read The Dark Light of Day and Dark Needs, too. It’s all gritty and raw, and so, so good. Not for the faint-hearted; we are dealing with bikers.

Soulless is one wild, crazy, terrifying, exhilarating ride. Prepare for shocks; the twist kind and the gory kind. I want Rage’s story!
Read this book. I loved every minute!

*ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review. *

Friday, 19 February 2016

Liliana Hart - Trouble Maker - Book Review (ARC)

The Blurb—
Marnie Whitlock has never known what it’s like to be normal. She and her family moved from place to place, hiding from reporters and psychologists, all because of her gift. A curse was more like it. Seeing a victim, feeling his pain as the last of his life ebbed away, and being helpless to save him. It was torture. And then one day it disappeared and she was free. Until those who hunted her for her gift tried to kill her. And then the gift came back with a vengeance. 
Beckett Hamilton leads a simple life. His ranch is profitable and a legacy he’ll be proud to pass onto his children one day, work fills his time from sunup to sundown, and his romances are short and sweet. He wouldn’t have it any other way. And then he runs into quiet and reserved Marnie Whitlock just after she moves to town. She intrigues him like no woman ever has. And she’s hiding something. His hope is that she begins to trust him before it’s too late.

Robin Covington - Rush - Book Review (ARC)

The Blurb—

Atticus Rush doesn’t really like people. Years in Special Ops and law enforcement showed him the worst of humanity, making his mountain hideaway the ideal place to live. But when his colleagues at MacKenzie Security need him to save the kidnapped young daughter of a U.S. Senator, he’ll do it, even if it means working with the woman who broke his heart his ex-wife. 

Lady Olivia Rutledge-Cairn likes to steal things. Raised with a silver spoon and the glass slipper she spent years cultivating a cadre of acquaintances in the highest places. She parlayed her natural gift for theft into a career of locating and illegally retrieving hard-to-find items of value for the ridiculously wealthy. Rush was the one man who tempted her to change her ways until he caught her and threatened to turn her in. 

MacKenzie Security has vowed to save the girl. Olivia can find anything or anyone. Rush can get anyone out. As the clock winds down on the girl’s life, can they fight the past, a ruthless madman and their explosive passion to get the job done?

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Jay McLean - Combative - Book Review (Review Copy)

Publisher: Jay McLean, 2015.
Genre: Contemporary romance, romantic suspense.
Length: 384 pages.

Jay McLean has been on my TBR list for too long. I’m so, so glad I was finally able to read this book. And, hooray, it’s a trilogy.

Kyler Parker finds himself in trouble with the law when he lets his anger get the better of him, and his fists do the talking. A returned soldier, he has trouble adjusting to the life he left behind. When he’s offered an opportunity for salvation, justice and revenge, he takes it. He doesn’t have much choice, but doesn’t think too much about what the consequences are for his future. Until he meets a girl called Madison Haynes who appears to have a bitter sweet relationship with the letterboxes in their building. She’s his new neighbour, and she might just be worth more than the revenge he seeks. She might be everything. But who is she?

Madison is so intriguing. She’s really kept under wraps and you can feel Ky’s frustration, but also the sense that they understand each other without needing to know much. Ky is that wonderful combination of protective, loyal and tortured. Talk about intriguing and compelling. 

Monday, 14 December 2015

T.M. Frazier - Lawless - Book Review (ARC)

Publisher: T.M Frazier, 2015.
Genre: Romantic suspense.
Length: 231 pages.

Holy what?! She’s done it again. T.M. Frazier splays the underbelly of humanity on the pages of a gripping tale. She wraps her hand around the back of your neck, forcing your eyes to keep reading each page.

The things she does to her characters, Lordy! Brutal and wrenching. Disturbing and warming. You’ll ping pong through several emotions as Bear and Thia fight for their lives and piece together a future.

Not for the faint hearted, but oh so good.

5 flares.

*ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.


King, Tyrant and Lawless are shocking and dark, but the love between the characters shines through. What other dark romances have gripped you, shocked you and warmed your heart?

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

M. Leighton - Tough Enough (book #2 - Tall, Dark, and Dangerous Series) - Book Review (ARC)

Publisher: Berkley, 2015.
Genre: Romantic suspense.
Length: 336 pages.

Tough Enough is the second book in the Tall, Dark, and Dangerous Series, and oh so deelisheeeous. I think I might have liked this even better than the first.

Katie Rydale works as a make-up artist for a studio in the small town of Enchantment. She's retreated from the glitz and glamour of LA, but hasn't left the industry completely. It's a compromise that works for her until she has to do make-up for one Keifer Rogan. MMA champion and rising star in Hollywood. She expects him to be attracted to her blond goddess friend, but his eyes lock on hers and hold her captive. She has a feeling that her quiet little world is about to be shaken up.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Erin Noelle – Translucent – Book Review (Review Copy)

Publisher: Erin Noelle, 2015.
Genre: Romantic Suspense.
Length: 229 pages.

Sometimes shocking, definitely gripping. As per usual Erin Noelle delivers an exquisite production that will trap you in its pages and linger in your mind. A dark, challenging read with a beautiful love story and a chance at redemption.

Blake Martin has a new job, a new name, a new life. She has escaped hell, but it follows her in her dreams. She's a hollow shell, devoid of anything resembling life. When Blake meets Madden Decker, CEO of the tech company she now consults for, he lights a spark inside her again. Instincts tell her to keep everyone out, but Madden doesn't take no for an answer.

Madden lays eyes on Blake across the boardroom table and can't tear them away. She's all sorts of gorgeous and submissive, awakening his dominant side. Madden is very protective and caring towards Blake, right from the start. He quickly realizes she has deep wounds nobody can see. His dominant personality takes control, removing her burdens and pushing away the ghosts of her past for a while. He has his own past he’d rather not relive and a brother who is more like a troublesome child. Only, the trouble he gets himself into also drags Madden along with it.

Blake knows it's only a matter of time before the devil finds her. She did something terrible and retaliation will come. Mafia retaliation. Being with Madden makes her believe she can enjoy whatever time she has left before it all falls apart. She no longer has to hide in her lonely apartment or catalogue every face when she's out. Madden accepts her crazy episodes and knows not to push her to share the awful details about what triggers them. She never wants to tell him. He’ll look at her with disgust instead of seeing her as his Sweet Girl. She’s going to hold on to that ... for as long as it lasts.

Okay, wow. First of all, cliff-hanger warning. Secondly, several flashback scenes made my stomach turn. If you're not okay with violence and gore I'd probably steer clear. Did it make me want to stop reading? Heck no! I wanted to know how the character had survived her horrific past and I wanted to see her heal. I don't think I've ever been more worried about a character's welfare. It's a struggle getting through every hour let alone every day, for Blake.

Madden knows exactly how to handle her. “Slow and steady, sweet girl.” He's thirteen years older, but that's perfect because she needs someone with maturity and self-control. He is a genuine hero. The love story is beautifully choreographed, giving us hope that Blake is going to pull through. Flash backs piece together her past, but also build anticipation towards the climax. Book 2, Transparent is out soon. It's going to be good!

4.5 Flares.

*Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review.*


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